as a young child my parents used to shop at a store they called 'sally ann's boutique.' i'm not sure at what age i realized 'sally ann' was actually a name they used for the 'salvation army' thrift store.
today on my journey to the 'northland' to visit my elderly folks, i knew my hours of daylight would be limited to do a daily dance in the outdoors, so, my dance was another 'inside' journey...
i am not fond of shopping, especially in big stores, but i enjoy the possibility of finding treasures in thrift stores. today, i dance in 'vivi's boutique', aka 'value village.' also, i love how these 'boutiques' are such great depots to recycle and reuse that which we no longer need, a way to let go of that which no longer serves us in our lives.
i look forward to the potential of finding a costume for momo's upcoming dance tribute / retrospective to 'daily dance YearOfButoh' in 2009 in some thrift shop some where! i am am honored and thrilled to be part of this performance...
i am dancing daily with the intention to erase the boundaries between life and dance / dance and life. i am realizing more and more that the experiences we have that we love as children formulate to a large degree that which we tend to gravitate towards as adults - such as dancing and well, even thrift shop exploring!
although it is often challenging, it can be a joy to dance wherever you find yourself during the day with the potential to break out of old habits of being and relating to others - human, inanimate, and the natural world.
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi
music: philip glass
see my butoh mentor's beautiful blog here: maureen 'momo' freehill